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NAME

       SQL::Translator::Utils - SQL::Translator Utility functions

SYNOPSIS

         use SQL::Translator::Utils qw(debug);
         debug("PKG: Bad things happened");

DESCSIPTION

       "SQL::Translator::Utils" contains utility functions designed to be used from the other
       modules within the "SQL::Translator" modules.

       Nothing is exported by default.

EXPORTED FUNCTIONS AND CONSTANTS

   debug
       "debug" takes 0 or more messages, which will be sent to STDERR using "warn".  Occurances
       of the strings PKG, SUB, and LINE will be replaced by the calling package, subroutine, and
       line number, respectively, as reported by caller(1).

       For example, from within "foo" in SQL/Translator.pm, at line 666:

         debug("PKG: Error reading file at SUB/LINE");

       Will warn

         [SQL::Translator: Error reading file at foo/666]

       The entire message is enclosed within "[" and "]" for visual clarity when STDERR is
       intermixed with STDOUT.

   normalize_name
       "normalize_name" takes a string and ensures that it is suitable for use as an identifier.
       This means: ensure that it starts with a letter or underscore, and that the rest of the
       string consists of only letters, numbers, and underscores.  A string that begins with
       something other than [a-zA-Z] will be prefixer with an underscore, and all other
       characters in the string will be replaced with underscores.  Finally, a trailing
       underscore will be removed, because that's ugly.

         normalize_name("Hello, world");

       Produces:

         Hello_world

       A more useful example, from the "SQL::Translator::Parser::Excel" test suite:

         normalize_name("silly field (with random characters)");

       returns:

         silly_field_with_random_characters

   header_comment
       Create the header comment.  Takes 1 mandatory argument (the producer classname), an
       optional comment character (defaults to $DEFAULT_COMMENT), and 0 or more additional
       comments, which will be appended to the header, prefixed with the comment character.  If
       additional comments are provided, then a comment string must be provided ($DEFAULT_COMMENT
       is exported for this use).  For example, this:

         package My::Producer;

         use SQL::Translator::Utils qw(header_comment $DEFAULT_COMMENT);

         print header_comment(__PACKAGE__,
                              $DEFAULT_COMMENT,
                              "Hi mom!");

       produces:

         --
         -- Created by My::Prodcuer
         -- Created on Fri Apr 25 06:56:02 2003
         --
         -- Hi mom!
         --

       Note the gratuitous spacing.

   parse_list_arg
       Takes a string, list or arrayref (all of which could contain comma-separated values) and
       returns an array reference of the values.  All of the following will return equivalent
       values:

         parse_list_arg('id');
         parse_list_arg('id', 'name');
         parse_list_arg( 'id, name' );
         parse_list_arg( [ 'id', 'name' ] );
         parse_list_arg( qw[ id name ] );

   truncate_id_uniquely
       Takes a string ($desired_name) and int ($max_symbol_length). Truncates $desired_name to
       $max_symbol_length by including part of the hash of the full name at the end of the
       truncated name, giving a high probability that the symbol will be unique. For example,

         truncate_id_uniquely( 'a' x 100, 64 )
         truncate_id_uniquely( 'a' x 99 . 'b', 64 );
         truncate_id_uniquely( 'a' x 99,  64 )

       Will give three different results; specifically:

         aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa_7f900025
         aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa_6191e39a
         aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa_8cd96af2

   $DEFAULT_COMMENT
       This is the default comment string, '-- ' by default.  Useful for "header_comment".

   parse_mysql_version
       Used by both Parser::MySQL and Producer::MySQL in order to provide a consistent format for
       both "parser_args->{mysql_parser_version}" and "producer_args->{mysql_version}"
       respectively. Takes any of the following version specifications:

         5.0.3
         4.1
         3.23.2
         5
         5.001005  (perl style)
         30201     (mysql style)

AUTHORS

       Darren Chamberlain <darren@cpan.org>, Ken Y. Clark <kclark@cpan.org>.